A new community in Swindon

When your plan is to build new homes, you should think about building a community, not just housing. That’s the idea behind our investment in a new housing project, in our home town of Swindon. It’s an idea chosen by our members, developed around the needs of those who’ll live there and the surrounding communities.

We're listening to what matters to you

Latest designs

Based on your feedback from the events in June, the architects have continued to develop designs for the new community on the Oakfield Campus. We listened to what was important to you and we’re now pretty excited to share the updated design plans.

The latest designs for the Oakfield Campus are for you to look at and get a more detailed sense of the community we are creating together. Of course, after you’ve had a good look around, we would appreciate your feedback on the form below.

Take a fresh look

So, what's new? Firstly, we've included a community space right at the heart of the development and moved older residents' homes into the centre of the community. We're also focussing on creating plenty of green spaces that are well overlooked for safety and security. We'll be improving access to the Community Forest and making clear, safe routes for cyclists and dog walkers. We know that a potential 'rat run' was a concern, so we have changed the road layout to help stop this. We're still looking at parking space capacity, but we estimate there'll be at least 400/460 spaces.

Welcome to the neighbourhood

We hope, that for the first time, you can get a true sense of what the homes and streets will look & feel like. The illustration shows an intergenerational neighbourhood; family housing sat alongside specialist housing designed for older residents.

You can take a look at the specific detail of each house type.

A breath of fresh air

The central green space from Marlowe Avenue up to the Community Forest will be a core part of the development. It will become the community meeting area, playground, an open space for dog walkers, a place to rest, relax and enjoy informal get togethers.

One last thing, we'd like to know what your ideas are for the types of play equipment and other facilities we could include in this green space. Let us know below.

Sharing the new designs 

Our newsletter gives you a summary of the feedback we've received so far, and how we're incorporating this into our designs. We'll be updating this page with more information after the meetings we're holding in September 2018. 

Oakfield September newsletter

The future

This is very much a work in progress, and probably won’t start before 2019. But we’ll be part of this community for a long time. We want to help it develop, so it has a proper chance to grow. 

For now this is a local scheme, but we hope it’ll start a national debate about how new homes are built.  

Keith Brown

Meet Keith, our Community Organiser

Keith Brown has been hired by Nationwide as a Community Organiser to make sure everyone local to Oakfield Campus is empowered and supported to make their voice heard and help create positive change in this neighbourhood.

Please contact him on 07825 832843 or by email oakfield@nationwide.co.uk

Give us your thoughts - and get regular updates

Got something you’d like to share about the latest Oakfield designs? Give us a few details, tell us your thoughts, and we’ll keep you up to date on progress by email.

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